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Bobbi Trout

Born: Jan 7, 1906

Death: Jan 24, 2003

Birthplace: Greenup

Profession: Aviator

Nationality: United States

Bobbi Trout

Date of Birth : Jan 7, 1906
Date of Death : Jan 24, 2003
Birth Place : Greenup

Evelyn "Bobbi" Trout was an early American female aviator, notable for her pioneering flying activities. Trout began her aviation career at the age of 16; however, her first solo flight and solo certificate was only given on April 30, 1928. In the spring of 1928, Trout’s mother bought her an International K-6 biplane. Trout received her pilot's identification card from the United States Department of Commerce on September 1, 1928. She was the second woman to break the non-refueling endurance record for women when she flew 12 hours straight from California in 1929. The record was previously held by Viola Gentry and was the first record where Federation Aeronautique Internationale rules of the endurance record were revised stating that endurance records had to be broken by a full hour. Trout also participated in the Women's Air Derby of 1929, which was dubbed the Powder Puff Derby. In 2001, she was recognized as the only living participant in the first Women's Air Derby of 1929. Evelyn got her nickname “Bobbi” when she copied the hairstyle of 1928 actress Irene Castle which was a short “Bob” haircut.


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